Navy contract awarded to BAE Systems, eases layoff fears

NORFOLK—After months of concerns about layoffs, some good news arrived today for workers at BAE Systems Shipyard in Norfolk. The company was awarded a $49 million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command to repair and upgrade the Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter. Back in February, BAE sent “WARN” letters to 1,600 of its workers, advising that layoffs were a possibility, amid concerns over …

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